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Address: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Streets filled with food and more food. Some were pretty great! Packed with tourists and vendors trying to sell their food. There's a cute Coca Cola machine in a corner with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Streets filled with food and more food. Some were pretty great! Packed with tourists and vendors trying to sell their food. There's a cute Coca Cola machine in a corner with pandas decorated on it. Very near Motomachi and Sannomiya, worth a look if you're already in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Nankinmachi area is quite small, just a few streets, but packed with street food and restaurants trying to pull in tourists. Nice to try the duck rolls and various snacks whilst strolling and taking a few pictures. The central square is nice and there was a very, very popular dumpling store near the two statues.

Soo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We came here looking for a bite to eat. It was a bit late on a weekday so there wasn't much left open. It was decent but I enjoyed the Chinatown in Nagasaki more. Worth a visit if you want some food and a fun street to walk down.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Nothing much more than a little Chinise architecture and street vendors trying to get you to come into their stores. We had a few 300¥ beers with was nice and took some pictures with the Chinise zodiacs and went on our marry way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lots of food and Chinese architecture. Good to walk around and dusk before heading to the port to see the lights on the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our cruise ship docked at Kobe for a day. The shuttle bus took us downtown and dropped us off right at the City Loop’s bus stop #16. Right across the stop is China Town, so we went over there to join the other tourists. This street is very colourful and should be called "Food Street". There are restaurants and food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A nice interesting 2 block stretch of Chinese food stalls, restaurants, souvenir shops marked by Chinese gates. Lots of good looking food to try out. A short 15 minute walk from Sannomiya Station. A little longer walk if you gawk at other sites along the way. Motomachi shopping street (arcade) runs parallel to the main street of Chinatown and would... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Using the Kobe hop on and hop off bus we stopped at Chinatown. This Chinatown is just food, food and more food and we took the chance to buy some very tasty street food. From there we walked the short distance to Motomachi Shopping Street and while it felt like a market, it was more high end than that so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Street food paradise. Come hungry. There were some shops that had lines outside. You buy from the stands and walk and eat or take out. There are also restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I just roamed around this area for a while, as I didn't have much time, but I found the place to be interesting: there's a small square where everybody (tourists) congregate; on both side streets from here, you'll find lots of restaurants and shops offering Kobe products. You will also find many food stalls offering various kinds of Japanese street... More 

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